boneshaker

noun
bone·​shaker | \ ˈbōnˌshākə(r) \

Definition of boneshaker

slang
: a dilapidated, uncomfortable, or outmoded vehicle (such as a bicycle of an early model without rubber tires)

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“Boneshaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boneshaker. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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